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Posted August 29, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, 6 Tips to Step Your Searches Up to Find Jobs

When searching for jobs, recent college graduates can enhance their processes by applying the six tips in the following post.

You can’t take the same approach to finding employment you would’ve before the economy hit tough times. Several years ago, firms hired more, the job market wasn’t saturated with the unemployed, and prospects looked great for everyone. Things have certainly changed. The amount of competition means finding a way

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Posted August 26, 2014 by

Three things interviewers might expect you to do…

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Jane Sunley, CEO of Purple Cubed

With 9.7 million unemployed people within the United States, and the number of people aged between 16 and 24 out of work increasing by 2 million in the last quarter*, the jobs market is a challenging place to be for job seekers.

Not only is there the difficulty of securing the first stage interview, more and more employers are using rigorous selection and / or assessment procedures to select the right candidate for the role – they want the best. And this presents you with additional hurdles to jump. (more…)

Posted August 22, 2014 by

3 Proactive Ways for Boosting Up Business Performance

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Performance written in red around other related words on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Today, every manager and owner looks for successful marketing strategies to boost up their business performance. But many managers and owners fail to take their business performance to higher stages. In fact, a recent survey proves that the nowadays success rate of new business is below 50%. According to the survey, there are two major reasons behind this:

• Lack of marketing strategies for building new market and rising business revenue

• No implementation of technological tools that is vital for business growth (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

Tips for the Post-Graduation Job Search

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Mother and daughter at graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After studying abroad, either during your undergraduate or graduate years, you face the unavoidable task of finding a job. Though it may seem like a daunting task, studying abroad has already helped prepare you for the job search by making you a better candidate. By doing your research, finding a job after graduating does not have to be overwhelming. To help you get started, check out our best tips for your job search.

Even before graduating from school and starting your job search, you can gain experience and build your resume by getting internships and jobs in the field you are interested in. These positions give you valuable experience while also showing your dedication to your field – making companies more likely to hire you. Internships and jobs also help you build connections in the industry, whether that means an internship turning into a full-time job or networking with employers your boss knows. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2014 by

How to write in social networks to find work

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Young lady sitting at desk and typing on laptop with social network icons coming out. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Social networks are the future but also the present. On the Internet there are many jobs and it is also an important weapon to make yourself known to companies. Each network has some unique features and capabilities you need to know, it is therefore paramount to discover how to write for each of the major social networks to achieve your main goal: finding a job. (more…)

Posted August 19, 2014 by

How Google Search Operators Can Help Your Job Search

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Close up of Google.com search home page on computer with silhouette of man’s head out of focus in foreground. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The job market can be a competitive place, and smart job seekers use all the tools at their disposal to gain an edge. Google, the search engine giant founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is one of these tools and should be used in the most effective way possible.

Search engines can help you find job listings in your intended field based on keywords and algorithms, but sometimes Google and other search engines pull up results that aren’t as relevant as you would like. Maybe the job listing is several months old, or the listing isn’t actually located in your area because it was misclassified. Google might pull up a page that has your keyword, but isn’t even a job listing. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Considering Getting a New Entry Level Job? 12 Things to Know First

Before accepting an entry level job, consider 12 things from an infographic in the following post that you should know first.

In a recent survey, 85% of workers said they are open to the idea of changing jobs. And a great many of them aren’t considering leaving for better opportunities, but to escape their current less-than-desirable working environment. So what will be different for these unhappy careerists next time? How can

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Posted August 08, 2014 by

How I Helped a Friend Get a Job at Google

Sally Miller photoBeth joined Google as a temporary worker for Finance when a Googler went on a 5-month maternity leave. She understood the terms from the start: work for 6 months then move on. However, she viewed her temporary job as a way to get hired as a full-time employee. Like many others, Google was her dream company.

Three months into her contract, Beth started to poke around at open roles and network with Googlers. She found two opportunities within Finance. She did what she was supposed to do: set up informational chats, learn about the team, apply. Still no luck. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2014 by

Searching Online for Jobs, Recent Graduate? This is What Employers Who Google You Want to See

As a recent graduate searching jobs online, remember that employers are doing their homework on you as a potential job candidate.  Find out what employers who are on Google want to see from you in the following post.

If you have an ounce of common sense, you know the basics of keeping your social media profiles “clean” when applying to jobs. You already avoid pictures with red Solo cups. You don’t share anything you wouldn’t want your mom to see. You keep a close eye on your privacy settings. These are necessary

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Students, Don’t Have Summer Jobs? How to Make the Most of This Season

If you’re one of the college students without summer jobs, that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive during this time of year.  In the following post, learn how to make the most of the summer.

Summer, summer, summer-time. Time to sit back and unwind… In the immortal words of Will Smith (or Ella Fitzgerald crooning about “easy livin’”), summer is usually seen as a time for kicking back, slowing your roll and enjoying a little well-deserved R&R. Most people use the long, hot days of June through August

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